KRIS ALLEN GOES TO HAITI
Reigning American Idol champ Kris Allen was in Haiti over the weekend, meeting with the people, as well as with staff from the United Nations, to see what the country will need in the upcoming months to recover from its devastating earthquake. According to MTV News, Allen will then be appearing on Idol this week and sharing stories from his trip. Learn more at www.MTV.com.
SPEND THE DAY WITH LEONA, HELP HAITI
Leona Lewis is doing her part to help out the people of Haiti. The “Bleeding Love” singer has put up for auction some amazing prizes, such as the chance to spend a day with the pop star, a haircut and style from her personal stylist, and many more. All proceeds will go to Oxfam to help with their work in the earthquake-ravaged country. Learn more at www.Oxfam.org.
GET A FREE SONG FROM THE SCRIPT
The Script want you to be a part of their official mailing list, so they can keep you up to date with everything going on in the band’s life. And not only that, but if you sign up now, the Irish rockers will give you a free download of a live version of their hit song “Breakeven.” Head to www.TheScriptMusic.com to sign up now.
GAGA GOES TO EUROPE
Lady Gaga kicked off the European leg of her Monster Ball tour on Thursday night in Manchester, England. And if pictures are any indication, it looks like it might be even more of a production that her American leg was. Check out pics of the “Bad Romance” singer doing her thing, including playing a piano engulfed in flames, at www.PerezHilton.com.
TONIC IS BACK AFTER EIGHT YEARS
After eight years, Tonic is coming back with a brand new album. According to Billboard.com, the self-titled effort is set to his stores on May 4th, and frontman Emerson Hart said that the reunion came together when they were at dinner one day and they decided that “they have something to say now.” Learn more about the “If You Could Only See” group at www.MySpace.com/TonicBand.
JAY Z WANTS TO WORK WITH LILY ALLEN
Lily Allen is set to quit music after her show on March 10th, but there’s one hip-hop mogul that hopes he can convince her to change her mind. Jay Z told BBC Radio 1 that he thinks the “Smile” singer is a “great artist” and that he “respects” her, and that she can’t quit the biz because they haven’t collaborated yet. Learn more at www.ContactMusic.com.
J-LO ON SNL!
When Saturday Night Live comes back with an all-new episode on February 27th, it’s going to have a star doing double duty. According to www.EW.com, Jennifer Lopez is set to host and be the musical guest on that week’s edition of the late night staple. This is her second time doing both tasks – her first was in February of 2001.